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REL 121: Biblical & Theological Studies

A Guide to Library Resources

Topic: History of Bible Interpretation : examples related to John 4:1-42 (Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well)

You could start with a Simple Search in WorldCat, our library catalogue:

Go to the Description of relevant books and scroll down to the Subjects field. Take note of relevant subject headings.

Useful Subject Headings:

  • Bible Criticism, interpretation, etc. History
  • Theology History Early church, ca. 30-600
  • Church history Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
  • Apostolic Fathers
  • Fathers of the church
  • Bible Criticism, interpretation, etc. History 16th century
  • Reformation
  • Bible Criticism, interpretation, etc. History 20th century
  • Hermeneutics
  • Postmodernism
  • Feminist criticism
  • Feminism Religious aspects

AND finds all terms

OR finds either term

feminis* finds any ending

Then try an Advanced Search in WorldCat  using keywords from the Subject headings found in the Descriptions of relevant books:

 

Go to  EBSCO Services on the library Databases page and try the following search.

The following search will retrieve articles about Biblical interpretation by the Reformers, in the 16th century:

The following search will retrieve articles about Biblical interpretation in more recent times, e.g. feminist interpretation:

Go to JSTOR and try the following search after selecting Advanced Search.  For additional help with JSTOR, look under the Databases tab on the library website.

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